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He (Metaphysically) Tripped Satan was using all his strength to break the seal, and wasn't prepared for the host's death to break it for him. This shattered and scattered all of the power he was using against it, and he hasn't recovered it yet. In slapstick terms, he was straining against a door that gave way all at once, dumping him on the ground. So ...


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Science would have you looking at the genetics of the would be host's parents, but it is the youth of that host which is the critical contributor to the strength of the resulting demon/human hybrid. The possessing spirit can only manifest the percentage of their arcane power equal to the potency of original sin present in the host at the moment of ...


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The years of this ritual being repeatedly performed has weakend the mortal, ultimately leading to their death. How so? It is, after all, always a different mortal. We can imagine that, after the first vessel's mother has had the equivalent of an abortion and has been sterilized (according to Psalm 137: Blessed He, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones ...


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The Exorcists put in an addendum when exorcising the vessel. Basically the addendum, an addition to the exorcism incantation, makes it so that if the vessel (person) dies there's a kind of backlash against the demon entering our world via that method. Its something that destroys it. The Priests weren't stupid. They thought of this possibility. I'm thinking ...


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It's Delegation not diversification Delegation. it's far more efficient (and powerful) to have a team of subordinates doing things for you than it is to do everything yourself. More powerful still is for those subordinates to have subordinates too. Because direct divine power is not the only kind of power there is. Most powerful and efficient of all (for ...


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He possessed the strongest seed of Seth Just as he cultivated the bloodline of Cain to make a supreme bloodline, the bloodline of Seth was cultivated by angels loyal to God to make supreme angelic hosts. However, these hosts were optimized for powers useful to angels. Powers of mass destruction are locked to heavenly artifacts which are locked in heaven. So ...


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I see two reasons (edit: plus a bonus), both of which lead to an increase in "belief intensity" and a reduction of non-believers, and both can coexist: Competition When there are multiple religions in contact with each other, they are inevitably, at some point, going to clash. The clash creates polarisation, polarisation brings more non-believers ...


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First of all, let's face it, humans are a burden. The gods may need the humanity, but dealing with all those humans, is annoying. Each require too much attention comparatively to the amount of faith they provide. So not only does the "godchief" delegate into the seven lesser gods, but those delegate into a number of divine servants, which ...


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It's the same as the food chain for biological metabolism. The common citizen is the base of the food chain, producing "hay". The priests don't simply worship in the same way; they take in the "hay" themselves, and produce "meat". Just like you can't eat horse food, Krishna might strongly object to being fed hay.


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Ever though about a Primus inter Pares situation? The god "parent" does not require to be the strongest, or the most worshipped... but maybe the most "liked" by all the gods in the pantheon? To not elaborate much, lets think all the seven traits that can be worshipped actually receive the same amount of worshipping (thus creating a ...


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They like their food spicy Different methods of worship and/or worshiping different gods gives him different "flavors" of energy. Krishna simply likes to have well balanced and varied diet, full of worship-amins and worship-inerals.


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Theomachy and balance of power War between gods, or at least battle involving them, is quite common in mythology. Think of war between Gods and Titans in greek mythology, or even Trojan war for example. Krishna can be overthrowned by the other six gods. He can be killed, exiled, or lose his divine power. He know it, the other Gods also know it, so he just ...


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So you're a supernatural entity that feeds off the worship of lesser creatures? Boy do I have a product for you! Introducing: more religions for more worship! Naturally, you founded a religion, so people could worship you. You likely tried already to put all your eggs in the same religious basket, but not everybody wants to worship you. You could see it as a ...


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The first thing I thought about was the song "Seven nation army". But that aside. Why should Krishna create different gods which could be worshipped by men? Why not make people worship him alone? I think this shows the goodness of the great creator. He wants to give people a choice. If people worshipped her alone, wouldn't that be dull? The amount ...


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It is a marketing strategy Monotheistic religions offer only 2 choices: To worship or not to worship. Polytheistic religions give more choices: Not to worship, to worship god A, to worship god B, etc. Variety increases worship. Gods can also stimulate 'impulse worship' by instructing their clerics to place temples or shrines together. It is important to ...


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Pyramid scheme! (The Herbalif-a-somethin' of the Gods, now in real chocolate flavor!) Krishna allows the others to exist as gods, but they have to pay Krishna a percentage of the worship based on the degree of closeness of the worshiper. This not only ensures that Krishna gets the biggest slice of the worship-pie, but encourages missionary work and ...


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It's a "Weekend at Krishna's" situation. Krishna doesn't have a choice. He is weakened, incapacitated, or dead, and the universe at large is unaware of this situation. The Seven have a need to maintain the existing power structure, because if they cease to show a unified front and allow the status of Krishna to be known, other entities will make a ...


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The anti-christ vessel comes fom a carefully planned lineage meant to both allow Satan spirit to enter our dimension and to host it. With human vessel death there is no focal point for the banning ritual, so Satan spirit could enter, but it has no suitable host. He can either remain as "pure spirit" and thus with indirect and diminished control ...


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The Zion Principle in Effect In the Matrix movies, the machines who built the Matrix knew that if they just came down and demanded all humans lived in the Matrix, many would rebel against them. While most would embrace conformity and stability, many individuals would figure out they are in a simulation and not like being told what to do. So the machines let ...


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His vessel fights back. Satan needs a vessel. He was hoping for the custom job but then that one was no longer available. When he showed up, he grabbed the strongest vessel in the room. It is more than he bargained for. This high level sorcerer / exorcist, enhanced by technomagical augmentation is strong stuff indeed. This individual is able to exert ...


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Human sacrifice seems to arise via very specific social circumstances. Namely research has found that the more stratified a human society is, the greater the likelihood it will practice intentional human sacrifice. This is mostly done for several reasons, most notably creating a greater social divide between classes and serving to keep the masses in line ...


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Even on their homeworld, the Ishiga rulers are a tiny minority. It is the cultured aristocracy which leads the Ishiga nation, and it is their moral sensibilities which are held forth as that of the Ishiga empire generally. This aristocracy is descended from the group (the Ishiga) who conquered and unified the various peoples of their home planet. The ...


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ALL worship goes to Krishna. There is only one god. The seven minor gods are just aspects of his personality. Often they seem to act independently of each other. But that's just Krishna using two of his hands for two different things. Krishna does not compete with the other gods, because they are already parts of him, and he has authority. Worshiping any of ...


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It's the quality of worshipping that counts The seven lesser gods can give, in exchange for being worshipped, some trivial, shot-term gains, such as winning a lottery or being brave in a battle. Because of this, they gain devotion from people who are not very pious or wise. The devotion from such people, because of their extremely pratical desires and ...


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It is cumbersome to coordinate lots of tiny worshippers. This old daddy god did his hard work in days past. Now he is interested in taking it easy. It is much easier to coordinate the worship of 7 lesser gods than it is millions of humans. The 7 lesser gods all tithe a component of their worship energy and it is not too hard to keep track of the 7. ...


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When you want to eat a succulent dish of your choice, do you hunt/slaughter/harvest the raw ingredients or go for have them prepared by somebody with the proper skills? Chances are that, at least for some intermediate step, you rely on third parties to do the job for you. Same for this scenario: why feeding on raw ingredients when there is someone who can ...


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This question assumes that morality will trump economics and politics. In human experience, that has rarely, if ever, happened. In human experience, local customs have been tolerated when economic and political alliances are what the dominant group wanted. The Ishgas may be horrified, but tolerate such actions. This happens because when those actions happen, ...


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They definitely could continue sacrifices Although O.M. has many good points, I think some things are missing. This is a culture with a proven afterlife. This will increase the religious fervor, but this will also make many subcultures of the religion arise. Most religions have an afterlife, making it a focal point in many ways. Living your life correctly ...


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How would the proven existence of gods affect the setting? Especially if they do not provide clarification to mortals? In a science-fictional setting, I'm a bit uneasy about calling these extradimensional beings gods. Aliens with different power levels are not necessarily divine. But that's just my own, 21st century Earth, viewpoint. For the people in your ...


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Huan sacrifice does not necessarily mean murder - excessive pain and discomform counts, as a watered down version (much of what a developed culture does is a watered down version of brutal ancient customs). As such, there is a form of ritual, religious sacrifice going on quite strong in our civilized world: ritual crucifictions. Image courtesy of wikimedia.


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